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? >> present. >> miss wynns? >> dr. murase? >> here. >> thank you. >> mr. yee? >> present. >> thank you. >> and miss wong here. >> and miss ly. >> here. >> i would like to stand up and joint us for the pledge of allegiance. okay. we are going to we have a fairly nice agenda for today and hopefully we will zip there it. >> item a, approval of board minutes of may, 8, 22, october 9ed. >> any objections? >> seeing none? >> mr. yee. >> yes. miss fewer. >> yes. >> maufus, yes. >> miss norton. >> miss wynn? aye. >> and mr. yee. aye. >> item b. >> presentation of the board of education superintendant report. >> superintendant carranza? >> thank you, members of the board and the public and good evening this evening and i am very excited to say thank you for joining us and as you can tell, we are very, very excited because before i shared my thoughts for the evening, i want to say go giants. >> yes. [ applause ] >> so, we want to congratulate our home town giants on a great, great playoff season. and victory in the world series. so, what i would like to do is share a few comments with you this e
. >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> yes. >> miss mendoza and murase. >> yes. >> miss wynns. >> aye. >> and mr. yee. >> aye. >> item p, consent calendar resolutions severed for board discussion and immediate action, i think was one, commissioner maufus? thank you, president yee. thank you, i just had a question and this is very similar to the questions that i always ask, this description of services coordination of academic intervention and volunteer support for struggling students, could i get more detail on that? thank you. >> thank you, commissioner. this is margaret khu, assistant superintendent. >> and so greten elementary school has a reading intervention program that is supported by the pta and parent volunteers. and so they do school-wide sst to identify the needs of all students and then they do quarterly ssds to focus on students who are struggling in reading. and so the teachers in an sst team identify the reading needs of the students and the teacher gives the information of what students need to a coordinator. and this coordinator would coordinate support for parents and schedule the p
pledge of allegiance. lye,. >> miss fewer? >> yes. >> dr. merasi? >> aye. >> and mr. yee. >> six ayes. >> thank you. >> presentation to the board of education superintendents report tonight, your thoughts for the evening. >> thank you president yee and good evening, everyone. i hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend this weekend in san francisco. it is definitely filled with exciting activities. we are so fortunate to live in a city where we have a robust offering of cultural activities. i also want to add my voice to the course of those across the city that are saying, go giants >> this past friday, our middle school students over 3,000 of our middle school students, were treated to an exclusive concert, at the harley strictty blue grass festival at the golden gate park. thanks to the late warren hellman, a true men of san francisco, this has become an annual tradition for the sixth graders and the school staff throughout san francisco. we have the opportunity to enjoy a morning concert with some of the festival's greatest artists in an open air arena where everyone has fres
any comments? any questions from the board? >> commissioner fewer? >> thank you, president yee. thank you for your report. i wanted to know if you had received copies of the presentation that was at the select committee meeting and also at the curriculum committee meeting on special education and we also looked at, at that time, i think that you were there ruth and we talked about the disproportionality of african americans under the emotionally disturbed diagnosis and also we got some new information from dr. blonco that i think dr. crawford would you mind sending the pac the information that we requested at that meeting it is actually fascinating and i think that you will find it interesting also. any of the information that we received, having to do with achievement and the african americans about graduation, also around education and if you would not mind sending a copy to the pac so that since they are interested they will have the most information. >> also if you would not mind sending it to the delegates since the report and it seems like they are very interested in this issue.
. morasi? >> alicia winterstein. >> wynns? >> alicia winterstein. >> yee. aye. >> item p, consent calendar and resolutions severed for board discussion and immediate action. there are none tonight. >> q. superintendent proposals none today. board members proposal s first reading there is a proposal in support of affirming the san francisco unified school district commitment to eradicating bullying equipping students with anti-bullying tools by murase and student delegates ly and wong. >> is there a motion and a second. >> item so moved. >> second. >> roll call, please. >> ly. >> yes. >> fewer. >> yes. >> fewer. >> yes. >> maufus. >> dr. murasi. >> miss norton and wynns >> aye. >> and yee. >> i want to explain that either we or the board or the super intent ant supports it for the first screening it usually goes for a second reading and it goes to committee and so forth. so in order to have a vote on it tonight, we will suspend the rule and once we suspend the rules for that, and we okay it, that means that we are going to air it tonight. so that is what we do. >> so is there a motion to se
. i know mr. yee will be with us at the city central event at buena vista haraceman and ms. mendoza can testify it's really fun, and i wanted to let you know this year we're celebrating a big victory. walk sf has had a campaign over the last couple of years and we had success this year because san francisco is now as of this april the first city in the state to have expanded safer school zones city wide so 181 school there is are 15 miles per hours speed zones and the police are out enforcing them and will see next wednesday and that is far more than any other city in the state. the city that started this has five 15-mile an hour zones so we really -- >> [inaudible] >> yeah. exactly. and other cities are looking to san francisco now to follow our lead and so i hope you will drive carefully on walk to school day, and i hope you will consider walking instead. thank you. >> thank you very much. so if the people wanted to know which schools just in case they didn't know are participating where would they go to find out? >> they can go -- i think sf safe routes to school .org and ma
. >> thank you commissioner. yee. >> wong. >> fewer. >> maufas. >> mendoza. >> dr. murase. >> ms. wynns. >> mr. yee. >> you can notify the three they're pointed. >> yes. >> thank you very much. >> okay. let's move on. consent calendar resolutions removed at previous meeting for second reading and action. none toafnlt item o vote on consent calendar and section f::::am. mendoza -- k1 and k33. thank you. roll call. >> thank you. >> on the consent calendar. ms. -- (calling roll). >> [inaudible] as part of the consent calendar and secondly the lowell exterior painting and to the group and for advocating for that and thirdly i want to congratulate facilities in this consent calendar out of the $2 million in approvals 81% are minority or women owned businesses. >> thank you. >> [inaudible] >> that was aye commissioner? norton. wynns. mr. yee. seven aye's. >> thank you. item p consent calendar resolution for board and discussion and action. k1. commissioner mendoza. >> all right thank you. so i actually pulled both of these items. surprise. because they are retroactive. i am sorry
norton and wynns >> aye. >> and yee. >> i want to explain that either we or the board or the super intent ant supports it for the first screening it usually goes for a second reading and it goes to committee and so forth. so in order to have a vote on it tonight, we will suspend the rule and once we suspend the rules for that, and we okay it, that means that we are going to air it tonight. so that is what we do. >> so is there a motion to second for this resolution? >> so moved. >> second. >> reading by the commissioner murase or student delegate. >> would i like to read the first whereas and ask the student to read the last three graphs. >> whereas according to the department of education school bullies has become purchase vaiive in this state with two out of every five graders and one through 11th graders have been bullied in the last year, and lgbt students and students of color is prevalent and where it can lead to depression and suicide not only among victims but also bullies and use witnesses to frequent bullying have increased risk of alcohol, drug use or depression and anxiety. an
the redesign work as well. >> commissioner, fewer? >> thanks. president yee. >> so, i am not... i guess that i am not understanding this part very well. i am so sorry. so i am looking at this on page 9, the current services after school. so, these are the services that we are currently offering. and the ctip one, two, three, those are the kids who live in 1, 2, 3, 4, explain it to me, and where are they coming from and going to? i don't kind of get it? >> thanks commissioner, it is a very high level snapshot, that really does... >> that is generous. >> sorry about that. but what it illustrates is, you know, it takes the afternoon riders, so that we have got about 1600 students riding and what this shows is how many of those students live in areas that the city with the lowest average test score which is a ctip 1, 5, or the areas with the highest average test score and it shows how many of them are getting transportation in the afternoon to an sfusd after school program which is what the eed is, verses a private after school program verses some other could be like an elementary or middle school
are first before you can solve it. >> all right thank you sir. mr. yee. >> he is absolutely right. there are different categories of homeless individuals and families. i spent 20 years running an organization which we had programs in the tender loin and we actually served a lot of homeless families and many of the families what do they want? a home for the kids. they want jobs and child care. those are the things we're talking about and justifying the needs. there are many others but not the vast majority. the vast majority of the people that want to get out of the homelessness. there is a small percentage of people that were veterans which is true but what happened we got rid of mental health services and that's what happened. once we started getting rid of mental health services we saw increase of people on the street that seemed to need a lot more help. >> thank you. >> there is a wide range, a wide spectrum of the reasons people end up on the street to schizophrenia individuals to destiewt individuals and peel who are optunistic about it and have hotels or other parts of
the notion that we're not going to allow for parking meters to operate on sunday. >> okay. thank you mr. yee. mr. bye. >> i completely oppose sunday and late night meters and our district. i agree with norman that it really will literally drive people out of the area and down to south city or some other area in which people want to come to this part of town for the small town experience that we have and shopping in westportal or walking around getting lunch at ocean or some place like that, but it's also speaks to something i mentioned earlier. it's another way that city hall is butting heading with residents and businesses. when residents feel threatened by the government they don't trust the government and we need less of the head butting and yes the city needs money but we can't do it on the backs of small business and the threats to residents and i completely oppose the meters on sundays and late nights. >> mr. crowley. >> in district seven i think it's necessary to dismiss this idea all together and let's not forget the holidays and they hit them as well. a one size approach doesn't
on the books. >> all right. thank you sir. mr. yee. >> i also have a similar personal attitude about pedestrian safety. maybe some of you remember six years ago in the niewmp newspaper for several days i got hit by a car crossing the street and crushed my neck and was in the hospital and almost died so this issue is near and dear to me, so the 19th avenue is a unique situation. unfortunately it's controlled by caltrans i think, but here are three things we suggest that we do if we had control over it. number one, increase the yellow light to one or two seconds that would help a lot and versus when they cross the street and running the red light. number two, this might not be as popular but i would fight like crazy to get the over pass pedestrians to go over than rather than going through the traffic, and number three i agree we need to enforce the existing laws for traffic. >> all right. thank you. >> 19th avenue is indeed a state route that means real coordination between the city and caltrans. supervisor else berd appointed me to that committee years ago and i am pleaded -- i a
for the evening. >> great thank you president yee. ladies and gentlemen and all of our parents listening at home. i wish you a good evening. thank you for being here in the board room. just a few thoughts to share with you. we are coming upon a very special election in the next few weeks and people will have an opportunity to vote and as you're deciding on candidates and ballot measures to vote for i would like to draw your attention to proposition 30 and 38. with the understanding that if these prop propositions pass they have significant impact on funding. if neither one passes financial resources will be greatly diminished for schools in california and specifically here in san francisco. the lodge cuts include that we will be forced to shorten the school year by five days this year and nine days next year in addition to the substantial cuts that will be at school sites and for students. i want to encourage all of you to vote in the election. vote your witness but there's vote. the. >> >> schools of association or wasp as they are known in the district is accreditation process that al
anything? >> commissioner, one more thing. roll call. >> commissioner yee, the speaker that you called, miss silvester is here, she did not hear her name being called. i don't know if you want to hear her or should i take the roll? >> it is up to, it is okay. >> come on up. i thought that i was pretty clear when i called your name. but that is fine. >> you are anna silvester? >> yes >> excuse me, i just didn't not understand that procedure. i don't have anything to do with the san francisco schools, but i live here and i care about this resolution, i vote here. because bullying is... it scares people and hurts people on both sides of the equation. i want to focus on the bully. a vicious sweet with racial slurs is forever in public. that should scare anybody. and it can be used for years against you, maybe you won't get that scholarship that you deserve or the job that you might deserve. i read the vicious tweets from the students in the san francisco public schools and i am quite dismayed. so i asked educators, parents and kids to do your best to stop the bullying in our schools. bec
by board members? commissioner maufus? >> thank you, president yee, i want to remind everyone from the city select meeting is this thursday, october 25, at 3:30 room 250 at city hall. it is chaired by supervisor campos and chui and commissioner mendoza and myself and we have one item and that is our ag requirements. >> i believe that there is a budget committee meeting on november the 8th. >> president yee, we are waiting for confirmation of that meeting, i believe pending a question about commissioner wynn's availability and the regular meeting of the budget and business services committee would fall on wednesday, november 7th. we have requested consideration of moving that meeting one day later to thursday november 8th, and i believe commissioner wynns is reresearching her ability and rewill finalize it. >> thank you, we are finished with this section? >> commissioner? >> yes, go ahead. >> i want to announce that the rules committee meeting. the october rules committee meeting was canceled because we need to get the rest of the elections to get the report from the advocates in sacramento,
actually enforce that and collect the taxes on it. >> thank you sir. mr. yee. >> cheryl i just want to make sure -- >> i can repeat it. there is internet base market for short base rentals and they sublease units to visitors and tourists and many are illegal and the city's hotel tax is not collected. should the city legalize these arrangements and collect the hotel tax? >> i traveled to different countries and i go to the internet and they have hotels and these rentals advertise and i have used these apartments as rentals for either a few days or one week and it's kind of nice to be there so i would support it and once you have it legalized you have again another base of revenues to tax and if they do advertisement and most will or go through an agency people would know about it, so it's not like -- right now we're gaining nothing and people are doing it anyways so why don't we take advantage of the fact we legalize it and actually increase our tax revenue. >> thank you sir. >> well, i know this issue got some press earlier this year but i don't know how widespread it is. i mean
project and i support it. >> thank you sir. mr. yee. >> here are my two criterias when it comes to housing. i believe in reasonable growth and i believe in healthy robust community process, so here we are. we just developed something in our district on ocean avenue and we had a healthy discussion around the avalon development. broke ground. no protests. people agreed on it. felix circle we had a healthy discussion and we will have additional housing there too. i was just up on crest mount drive. there is controversy over there whether this is reasonable or not and i don't think the developer who is have presented the project is reasonable, but the neighbors in seem to be reasonable because they weren't saying "don't build anything". they said "let's scale down the development somewhat" so i support those notions of reasonable growth, community process and i do support proposition c for affordable housing funds. >> thank you sir. >> well, there is some room for increased density but let's face it. this is a finite 49 square miles and that defines san francisco. i am n
on the throat of the average day citizen. >> all right. thank you sir. mr. yee. >> so let's face it. let's not make our parking meters the atm for the city. i mean we really need to support the notion that we don't want meters to operate on sunday, especially in our district, district seven. the business corridors need access to customers and when you charge on sundays and parking meters the same people shopping and at restaurants they're going to go somewhere else. they're going to go to stonestown and the malls and if you believe in the small businesses in the community then we need to support the notion that we're not going to allow for parking meters to operate on sunday. >> okay. thank you mr. yee. mr. bye. >> i completely oppose sunday and late night meters and our district. i agree with norman that it really will literally drive people out of the area and down to south city or some other area in which people want t come to this part of town for the small town experience that we have and shopping in westportal or walking around getting lunch at ocean or some place like that,
right. thank you sir: mr. yee. >> thank you cheryl. the most important thing -- the most important immediate policy that we can address and adl of us can address is proposition e. that is to move our payroll tax to gross receipt tax and why? because by doing that we can create jobs in san francisco and keep people in san francisco . the kids are growing up and we want them to stay but we need jobs. i agree with mr. crowley with the police force and make sure that is fully staffed and i have been speaking to the police athletic league and they have a program to breen the teenagers to be interns in the police force and they would feed into the police cadet program. thank you. >> thank you sir. the next question the city's liabilities are projected to increase in the next coming year. s what new or increased fees should it institute and i will repeat the question and we will begin with mr. crowley. >> i would say that one of the bigger things that we will have before us is the gross receipts tax check that norman talked about trading from the payroll tax which is punitive. the nex
on superintendant carranza for awards. >> thank you, president yee, at this point i would like to ask principal michael rical if he is here to come forward and introduce to us our rave distinguished service award recipient for this evening. it is my pleasure to be here as the principal of a middle school but also as a musician and as a student. because the person that i would like to introduce you to today, sherry whitney is not only a teach ner my school, she is also a teacher for me and a teacher that i never had, so i want to thank her for that as well. to give you a little context. she is the band director and when i met her about five years ago i was astonished at her description of what she did. and furthermore, i was surprised at what her students were able to produce. i have been in a lot of middle schools as well and my 17-year-old career and never have i heard of a developing group and it comes out in what they play and how they behalf and how they act and how they work as a unit. how they are able to go into a an organization and go out and get the seats out and clean up everything a
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